Lyn told us: "I live in a small country river town called Taree which is on the mid-north coast of NSW, Australia. Brimbin Forest is prime koala habitat and is our back year, so to speak, hence the name, Brimbin Forest Bears.
I started on the addictive road of bear making 14 years ago and I was influenced by some of the bear sculptures in my collection and a teddy bear magazine I had found in a store. At the time I was looking for something different to do and thought, I reckon I can do this - no practice runs, straight in at the top with a pattern and a piece of mohair! With lots of misses and a few hits, I progressed onto creating my own designs and styles
I'm a huge animal lover and we are "owned" by Millie, a Norwich terrier and Amu, a mini dachs and we are lucky and privileged to have a multitude of colourful parrots, wallabies and other wildlife visit our property".